Story time! - Part 2: Injured? ...or probably a better title would be: Denial.
(Bye the way: Thanks for all your well wishes from yesterday but wait till part 4 ;) this is not about me trying to curry sympathy.. but I guess there is much to learn from this story!)
(...) so I knew that I have hurt myself and normal walking was painful. I have heard from multiple running friends that they struggle with their achilles on a daily basis so I somehow knew about the severity of such a problem. At the same time, it was clear that this would totally kill my 2h 25min marathon goal in 3 months.
Anyway, I am in Iceland on a road trip! This means villages have an estimated average population of 500 people, there is no hospitals to go to just around the corner and my itinerary makes me move to the next place every day. So I said to myself: You can't change that now, wait till you get back to Switzerland and do the medical check up there. It will probably be better tomorrow anyway! In fact, I did not even talk to anyone about it.
The next day, it was not better but I was able to walk over my heel without stronger pain. So I still had a look at the sights and did these little hikes necessary to do so.
Did I know what I had? Not at all! It was just a gut feeling and I didn't dare to look it up because I told myself that... 1) you can still walk and even run a bit over the heel without pain, it can't be that bad! 2) it will get better soon! 3) you can't change it anyway! 4) thinking about the consequences of this injury would only make me feel worse! (...)